TBI Visual Recovery Treatment

tbiSince TBI’s affect the brain, the Vision Information Processing System (VIPS) is also affected.  Minor damage to the visual system may go undetected, but it can prolong effective recovery.

Virtually all of the conditions and symptoms we treat with vision therapy may also be experienced by post TBI patients.  Blurred and double vision are the most obvious.  More difficult to detect are eye movement, eye tracking, and eye focusing problems which cause reading and comprehension problems.  Other symptoms may include deficits in visual spatial judgments including size, shape, distance, and relative motion as well as poor eye-hand coordination.

Since TBI’s affect the brain, the Vision Information Processing System (VIPS) is also affected.  Minor damage to the vision system may go undetected, but it can prolong effective recovery. Virtually all of the conditions and symptoms we treat with Vision Therapy may also be experienced by post TBI patients.  Blurred and double vision are the most obvious.  More difficult to detect are eye movement, eye tracking, and eye focusing problems which cause reading and comprehension problems.  Other symptoms may include deficits in visual spatial judgments including size, shape, distance, and relative motion as well as poor eye-hand coordination.

A comprehensive vision exam is recommended for all post TBI patients to properly evaluate their vision and reading skills as part of their rehabilitation program.

Vision Concussion Protocol

Concussions are a common sport injury that can create long-term complications to our every day lives.

Here’s a great article on a Vision Concussion Protocol, written by the primary eye care providers for the NHL Hurricanes.

Treatment of Post TBI Problems

The optimal course of treatment for vision problems that arise from post TBI’s depends largely on the type and severity of the problem.  In some cases, glasses (often with special prism lenses) are effective for reading related issues.

Vision Therapy is also used, by itself and/or with glasses/corrective contact lenses.

For coordination and depth perception, Vision Therapy is also used extensively to help post TBI patients.

Fresnel Prism

We carry Fresnel Prism consumer eye products to help families who have members living with vision issues. Press-on Optics are particularly helpful for TBI patients and those who have double vision.